Former Ngambela Sinyinda charged with treason

Clement Wainyae Sinyinda

Clement Wainyae Sinyinda

Clement W Sinyinda, former Ngambela of Barotseland has been slapped with treason charge and remanded after his arrest this week.

The treason charge according to Zambian laws, is punishable only by death if convicted.

Sinyinda’s trial begins in October 11, 2013. He joins the 71 Barotse Activists arrested and charged with treason related offenses.

He is being accused of having organized the 26th – 28th March 2012 Barotse National Council (BNC) which resolved that Western province seperate from Zambia. He is also being accused of raising money to buy some ‘guns’ through Angola, as well as being in constant contact with Afumba Mombotwa, the recently sworn in Administrator general of Barotseland, currently top on the most wanted list of those accused with treason for agitating for the separation of Barotseland from Zambia

Sinyinda was apprehended at his home in Mongu by dozens of Zambia security forces armed with guns around 10:00 hours of Tuesday morning and taken to Mongu Central Police for questioning.